Authors: Eda Yaldirak.
Purpose: Helicobacter pylori causes serious health problems including gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer [1,2]. Although many researches have been indicated animal originated rare cooked foods contain h.pylori [3-6], people still continue their eating habits. Mainly they are aware of the problem but don’t realize how serious it is. The aim of this study is to indicate the perspective of people for eating animal originated undercooked food.
Methods: Survey is conducted with 193 (103 male, 90 female) participants above age 10, and all living in İzmir. Questions were explained for each participant and their awareness of preparing safety food and their eating habits were collected.
Results: There is a statistically significant relation between information about eating animal originated rare cooked food and eating habits (except red meat). However there is no significant relation between education levels and awareness of health problems regarding consumption of animal originated rare cooked food. Conclusion: This survey indicates that education level does not have significant relation on food consumption habits for rare cooked animal originated food. A complementary education method should be sought to increase the awareness.